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Calendula Oil

Calendula is a wonderful herb, particularly for the skin. It can be made into preparations for treating minor wounds, cuts and scrapes, chapped or chafed skin, bruises, burns, bee stings, rashes, and other skin infections.

Calendula oil is easy to prepare and has so many uses. It can be incorporated into salves, massage oils, lip balms, ointments, creams, and lotions.

To make it you will need:

Organic Calendula flowers

Organic olive oil

Dried flowers are ideal to use to make this oil. If your flowers are fresh, dry them for a couple of days first to remove most of the moisture, as too much moisture will limit the keeping time of your oil. Pack the Calendula flowers into a clean, dry glass jar, leaving space for them to expand. Pour olive oil into the jar, covering the flowers by at least 2 centimetres. Stir well and cover the jar tightly. Place the jar on a warm, sunny windowsill and shake once or twice every day. After 4-6 weeks, strain the herbs through muslin. Store the infused oil in glass bottles in a cool dark place.